22nd November, didn’t know this was to be the last walk of the month. Though winter approaches, weather caves in, so it’s not surprising. Hope you’re wearing waterproof footwear. We’re going to Acle to walk through a rain-sodden land to Tunstall Church.
At Acle the moon competes with the sun
And into the carr we go (carr = a wet woodland)
November decay is grey… so I’m looking for anything with colour
The sky reflected in water is always a scorer
Norfolk reed (exactly the same plant is found in Norfolk, Virginia)
Iconic… Old Man Willow
The path threads between two drainage channels and is exceedingly muddy. And that mud is slippery!
We’re glad when we reach the pasture; not quite so muddy there
A wide-wide land… and no cattle today
Oh bliss, to walk on a proper road… yes it is a proper metalled road
So much easier to walk than all that slipping and sliding
And we arrive at Tunstall church
We’ll sit here and eat our lunch on the way back. But first we’ve to get to Halvergate. We’ll do that next week.
Hope you enjoyed this first part and didn’t find it too much the same as our walk in August even though it’s a repeated route